Webcomic / Dumnestor's Heroes
is a webcomic by Irony-chan (also the creator of Get Medieval
) about an adventuring party in a classic Fantasy
setting who are really the player characters of a group of tabletop gamers.
The in-game story is that an elf prince got turned into a human as the result of a poorly-worded request to his god, and he and a dwarven accountant are rescued from their orc abductors by a female human rogue. The three of them find themselves caught into a series of adventures—because the junior god who made the initial mistake is trying to justify himself before the rest of the pantheon by claiming he intends to take the characters on a heroic quest.
The series has been on indefinite hiatus since January 2010, and the website hosting it went down in early 2013.
Contains examples of:
- Anti-Hero: Sue. "Heroism is difficult, dirty, and unrewarding."
- Damsel in Distress: Played straight at first, and then quickly subverted once the gamer got back in charge of her player character.
- Emo Teen: Emmy. Binding her own soul into a magic sword hasn't improved her any.
- Fanservice: The Sixteen (naked) Virgins of Tythus, the Waterways God.
- Fantastic Aesop: Elvish prejudice against humans is as bad as human prejudice against elves.
- Shout-Out: To Ghostbusters in this strip. "If anyone asks if we're gods, say yes, okay?"
- Supervillain Lair: Lampshaded. "Crumbly old castles are cheap. Prop 'em up, put up a flag, voilÃ ! Instant fortress of evil!"
- Theme Naming: The necromancers are named after astronomical bodies (Antares, Andromeda, etc.)